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Bowmore Distillery

School Street, Bowmore PA43 7JS, Scotland
+44 1496 810441
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What a beautiful setting, stunning visitor centre, great people! We visited Saturday and got a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ann M
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Oban, United Kingdom
Excellent

My partner and I went on the distillery tour with Keith, it was only the two of us and we had an... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
shapat85
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“tasting room” (47 reviews)
“great tour” (39 reviews)
“tasting bar” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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School Street, Bowmore PA43 7JS, Scotland
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+44 1496 810441
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful setting, stunning visitor centre, great people! We visited Saturday and got a great welcome at the front desk and a warm welcome at the bar by Lynn, thanks so much for your hospitality! Super place, great whisky, brilliant team! 👍More

Thank Ann M
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bowmorevc, Manager at Bowmore Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We would be absolutely delighted to have you back at the distillery again for a tour with one of our knowledgeable guides. Lynn really enjoyed spending time with you all at the bar and had a...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

My partner and I went on the distillery tour with Keith, it was only the two of us and we had an amazing time. Keith was excellent and very knowledgeable. It was so interesting. Absolutely loved it, and the wee drams at the end! Well...More

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bowmorevc, Manager at Bowmore Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for our review. We are absolutely delighted to hear you have enjoyed your time here at Bowmore and we highly encourage you to come back in the near future. Keith was delighted to have you on tour and would love to...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Lynn the sassy but knowledgeable guide, Nikki the good looking smiley face and Keith the softly spoken expert Each very good in their own right The product .... excellent The tour an absolute MUST !!!More

1  Thank Ross M
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bowmorevc, Manager at Bowmore Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. This has put a smile on our faces here at Bowmore but a very good way to describe all 3 members of our team. We are delighted to hear your enjoyed your tour and would highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Staff barely acknowledge your existence until you get your wallet out. The product is obviously very good and the gift shop and bar are as expected but otherwise it’s nothing special.More

2  Thank Gerald M
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bowmorevc, Manager at Bowmore Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us here at Bowmore. We apologise that this was your view of Bowmore, We would extremely encourage you to return for a dram in our tasting bar or even a tour. If you would like to email...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Took a ‘Craftsmen Tour’ at the Bowmore Distillery with my son and it was fabulous! Easily the best Whisky Tour I have been on. Fantastic detailed insight into the process, finished off with a special couple of cask drams in the historic No.1 Vaults, and...More

1  Thank SinBolsillos
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bowmorevc, Bowmore visitor centre assistant at Bowmore Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much, We are absolutely delighted you both enjoyed your tour and really appreciate that you took the time to review us. With the Craftsmens tour we strive to ensure you leave the distillery with a long lasting memory of Bowmore. We now...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

This was one of the best Islay whisky tours. Nikki was great and took us through the process with knowledge and enthusiasm. This was followed by a stating in the room overlooking the water, Realy enjoyed the experience.More

Thank Brett W
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bowmorevc, Manager at Bowmore Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy you enjoyed your tour and we really hope to see you again in the near future. Be sure to return to Islay for a dram in our tasting bar or even another tour. Your more than welcome here anytime. Thank you very...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Visited with a friend as part of an Islay tour of a few distilleries. This was the best in my opinion. Not only because it is my favourite Islay Malt. Kim did our tour and was very helpful and knowledgeable. A very nice free glass...More

1  Thank kelsie1910
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bowmorevc, Manager at Bowmore Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review. Kim was absolutely delighted to take you on tour and she even said she really enjoyed it. We would be delighted to see you again sometime very soon. Next time your on Islay be sure to pop in...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Great tour. Loved the whisky - my favorite on Islay, or anywhere for that matter. The shortbread cookies were a wonderful pairing. Great view from tasting room. They let us rake the barley during the tour.

1  Thank Lynn A
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bowmorevc, Manager at Bowmore Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we would be delighted to see you again sometime in the near future. Feel free to even just pop in for a dram in our tasting bar at anytime. Thank you.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Visited the distillery with some colleagues for information on bowmore whiskies and the distilling process. We were given a very detailed and informed tour of the distillery by Pamela. She went out of her way to explain all the "workings" to us and answered any...More

Thank Margaret M
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bowmorevc, Bowmore visitor centre assistant at Bowmore Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Hello Margaret, Thank you very much for your review. We really enjoyed having your wonderful team here with us and would highly encourage you all to come back at anytime possible. We would be delighted to have you all again in the near future. Feel...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I would like to say a huge thank you to Lynn and her team.. what a great days training us guys from the lochside had... it was absolutely fabulous... thanks to Pamela for her tour of the distillery thanks to Keith for a delicious whisky...More

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bowmorevc, Bowmore Visitor Centre Assistant at Bowmore Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Hello Rona, Thank you for leaving us this review. Lynn, Pamela and Keith had a wonderful time with you all and everyone at the Visitor centre really enjoyed having your cheery bunch with us. You all helped to fill us with even more joy than...More

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Eileen P
13 March 2017|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
We did a "distillery tour" from Edinburgh, but it wasn't any of the Hebridean distilleries, it was just a loop of the highlands with a stop-off at Dewar's - not really what I was looking for, as I'm a single malt buff. The... More
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Response from Per F | Reviewed this property |
Going from Bowmore to Edinburgh will take something between 6,5 and 7 h. It depends on the time table for the ferry, which changed yesterday.
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